Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust
Te Poari Koro Tui


Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust

The forests and beaches of Abel Tasman are once again filled with the birdsong that awakens and delights visitors.
Kia whakaoho te mauri o te Ata-hapara. Kia rongo, Kia Kite, Ki te reo koro tui o Te Tai tapu

Trustees

 

Alistair Sheat
Alistair Sheat

Alistair has 20 years’ experience as a research manager with Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR), managing water quality, community participation, and service science research teams. He has spent many years enjoying the natural beauty and experiences that the Park has to offer. He is an active member of our volunteer group.

 

Allan Barker
Allan Barker

Allan has a background in science and manufacturing with some acquired skills in management and financial control. He came to live in the region to enjoy the outdoor life and wants to see the park visitor experience continually improve. He is an active member of our volunteer group.

 

Aneika Young
Aneika Young

Aneika Young is of Ngati Rarua and Te Atiawa descent from Motueka. She holds a BSc in Environmental Studies and Maori Resource Management and an MSc in Environmental Studies. Aneika is an environmental and ecological consultant for Tiakina Te Taiao Ltd. She is also an iwi representative on the Otuwhero Trust, Tasman Bay Working Group and Project Janszoon.

 

Bruce Whitwell
Bruce Whitwell

Bruce has a teaching and ICT background. He has a long family connection with both Apple Tree Bay and Torrent Bay and has a vested interest in the health of the park. He is an active member of our volunteer group.

 

Darryl Wilson
Darryl Wilson

A long–term local resident, Darryl is the CEO of the successful family tourism business Wilsons Abel Tasman. Visitors using his company get to learn about the amazing conservation stories in the Abel Tasman. Darryl is one of our founding Trustees.

 

John Campbell
John Campbell

John is a retired Quality Systems Coordinator for ’The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited’. He has worked in many International aid projects over 40 years and is currently working in rural development through quality, safe and compliant commercial horticulture and science in Viet Nam and Kenya. He lives in Motueka and owns a family bach at Torrent Bay.

 

Kim McGlashen
Kim McGlashen

Kim maintains an active involvement in companies involved with exporting, manufacturing and primary production. He brings to the Trust both commercial and governance experience. Kim is our current Chairman.

 

Stew Robertson
Stew Robertson

Stew holds a Diploma in Marine Studies and a BSc in Biological Sciences. His company Abel Tasman Eco Tours focuses on the natural wonders of the park’s ecosystems, while telling the amazing story of conservation in the Abel Tasman. He works with school groups and the local community on citizen science projects and marine clean–ups. He is also the Director of the Tasman Bay Guardians.

 

Abby Butler
Abby Butler

Abby is currently the coordinator for the Trust. She holds a BSc in Zoology and has a background in conservation work.

 

All Trustees are volunteers with a passion for the Park and a commitment to its future.

 

 

Abel Tasman National Park - photo by Ruth Bollongino

 

 

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